parmesan crisp bowls

Israeli Salad served in a Parmesan Crisp Bowl

I’ve always heard such good things about SILPAT baking mats and have been terribly curious to try one out.  I got the opportunity, this week, to test the SILPAT Petite Jelly Roll Mat, which fits a 9 x 13 pan.  Now, I understand why people get so excited about SILPAT!  What an excellent kitchen tool!  I used mine for two different savory recipes, but it’s obvious to me that these silicone covered mats would be perfect for just about any baking needs – especially cookies.  No more messy sprays or baked-on grease on my cookie sheets and pans.  Whether you’re roasting vegetables or baking a jelly-roll sheet cake, there’s a SILPAT in the perfect size to fit your project.  I’d love to have the entire “ensemble” — one in every size!

SILPAT

Silpat Petite Jelly Roll Baking Mat

SILPAT is the original non-stick baking mat. Since 1965, Demarle has been committed to improving your baking experience by introducing top quality products. SILPAT products never need greasing and replace parchment paper. Using SILPAT products saves time, money and reduces waste in our environment.

SILPAT® products are great for working with sticky materials such as gooey batter, taffy, caramel, doughs and anything your imagination allows. Nothing sticks to SILPAT.

SILPAT® Non-Stick Baking Mats are made of fiberglass and food grade silicone. SILPAT products are completely food safe. Our products are FDA, NSF and Kosher certified.

Not only is the mat easy to use, but it’s also easy to clean!  Just warm water and regular dish detergent and it’s ready for my next recipe.  I love how food just slides off it, without needing any oils, sprays or grease.  I have no doubt that it is going to be a regularly used tool in my kitchen.  When you see the first two tasty recipes I made while using it, you’ll want to add at least one to your favorite kitchen tools, too!

Parmesan Crisp Bowls with Israeli Salad

Rating: 51

Parmesan Crisp Bowls with Israeli Salad

Ingredients

    for the Parmesan Crisp Bowls
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup Italian blend cheese, grated
  • for the Israeli Salad
  • 1 English cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/4 cup red onion, minced
  • 1/3 cup flat-leaf Italian parsley, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, juice and zest
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

    for the Parmesan Crisp Bowls
  1. Mix both cheeses in a bowl.
  2. Place SILPAT on a baking sheet.
  3. Divide cheese into six equal portions and form each portion into a 3-inch circle on the SILPAT baking mat.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 6 - 7 minutes, until the outer edge begin to brown.
  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool on sheet for two minutes. They will still be warm and pliable in the centers, but will hold together enough for you to be able to easily lift them off the SILPAT with a silicone spatula or some other non-metal utensil. (This will prevent cutting or marring your SILPAT baking mat.) I love using the SILPAT for this recipe. The cheese slides off the baking mat with ease!
  6. As you remove each crisp from the pan, gently form and drape it over the bottom of one of the cups of your mini muffin pan.
  7. Allow the crisps to cool completely, so they will hold their ruffly "bowl" shape.
  8. When completely cooled, fill with salad, veggies, meatballs or any other appetizer food you can think of.
  9. They're so pretty and they taste delicious!
  10. for the Israeli Salad
  11. Chop cucumber, onion, parsley and tomatoes.
  12. Mix veggies in a medium salad bowl.
  13. Add the zest and juice of 1/2 lemon along with the olive oil and paprika.
  14. Mix to combine.
  15. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
  16. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes, to allow flavors to meld. (This is definitely more salad than you need for the 6 crisp bowls, above, but it's great on it's own for lunch or you can make a double batch of crisps.)
  17. Serve.
  18. I served this salad as an appetizer, in the mini Parmesan crisp bowls. It was absolutely fantastic!
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I tried out one more tasty and simple recipe when I was doing test-baking with the SILPAT — Sweet Potato Chips!  You won’t believe how easy these are or how many chips you can make from just one sweet potato.  You have to try this!

Sweet Potato Chips

Sweet Potato Chips

Ingredients

  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Slice the sweet potato into very thin pieces. The thinner you slice them the crisper your chips will be.
  2. Drizzle the potato slices with olive oil and toss to coat. (As you can see, I had to switch to a larger bowl to manage this task.)
  3. Spread the potato pieces in a single layer on your baking sheet. (if you have a Silpat or some parchment paper, your clean-up will be super easy.) One sweet potato actually made so many chips that I had to use a baking sheet and my stoneware pizza stone and I still had potato slices left over, that wouldn't fit.
  4. Salt chips, to taste, before baking. This will help pull moisture out of the chips, more quickly.
  5. Bake in a 250 degree oven for 25-30 minutes, until crisp and edges are lightly browned. (The low heat is very important! The sugars in a sweet potato will burn before the chip is crisp, if you cook them at higher heat. So cook them low and slow. Your patience will pay off big time. I promise.)
  6. Remove from oven. Slide right off the baking sheet, into a serving bowl. Enjoy the chips warm or allow them to cool and serve them cold. Their delicious both ways!
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You’ll love using SILPAT baking mats in your kitchen!  You can visit the SILPAT website to find a retailer, near you, that carries them and be sure to enter our giveaway!  You could win a SILPAT Petite Jelly Roll Baking Mat!  You must be a resident of the U.S. and 18 or over to enter.  It’s super easy.  Visit the SILPAT website and look at all the great products they have to offer.  Leave a comment on this post letting me know the name of one of their products that you would love to try.  Click on DO IT in the Rafflecopter form, below, then ENTER!  That’s it!  Not only have you entered the drawing, but you’ve opened several additional optional entries, as well.  Good luck!



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I received a SILPAT Petite Jelly Roll Baking Mat to test it in my own kitchen and conduct this review.  No monetary compensation was received and a positive review was not required.  As with all Busy-at-Home reviews, the views and opinions expressed are wholly my own and based on my personal experience with the product.

67 Responses to Mini Parmesan Crisp Bowls with Israeli Salad and a SILPAT Review and Give Away! PLUS Sweet Potato Chips!

  1. amy marantino says:

    the U.S. Full Size

  2. Kristin Donley says:

    Toaster Oven Size

  3. [...] What an excellent kitchen tool! I used mine for two different savory recipes, but it’s obvious to me that these silicone covered mats would be perfect for just about any baking needs – especially cookies. No more messy sprays or baked-on grease on my cookie sheets and pans. Mini Parmesan Crisp Bowls with Israeli Salad and a SILPAT Review and Give Away! PLUS Sweet Potato Ch… [...]

  4. I have always wondered about Silpat too! These recipes look incredible, I want to try both of them. Thanks for so much for doing this review; and the fact that you have a giveaway is a total bonus!

  5. Jen L says:

    I am going to have to try the Parmesan Crisp Bowls! Hopefully I’ll win the silpat!

  6. These Parmesan bowls look so great! I would love to try a Silpat. I go through so much parchment paper!

    • Jewels, thank you! I was amazed at how easily the Silpats work, time after time, recipe after recipe. It’s a great savings in cash and in time. No more scrubbing burnt oil or food off of pans!

  7. Also let me tell you that through your site I just discovered rafflecopter, which may or may not be life changing. Entering your giveaway was so easy!

  8. Theresa says:

    Yum! I would love to try a matt that doesn’t stick as described for rolling dough or doing crafts as I love baking & crafting (Roul’Pat®) thanks for the chance to win!!

  9. Beth says:

    U.S. Half Size

  10. Monica Tompkins (@MnJSponsoredWed) says:

    The full size so I can make big things!!

  11. carole says:

    like to try the toaster oven size

  12. Shana says:

    A large size Roul’Pat for crafts!

  13. AnnaZed says:

    I went to the site and now I realize that I must have a Silpain, a non-stick baking mat for breads. I wondered why I couldn’t get a good crust when I used a Silpat for my French bread round! (now I know) The Silpain has perforation so the moisture in the dough seeps through the mat, leaving a crusty finish. I could use this for biscuits, pizza and bread.

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  14. Andrea D. says:

    I would love to try the U.S. Full Size.

  15. Nancy E says:

    U S Full Size. Thanx for my chance to win !

  16. Debbie Clauer says:

    I would love to win the full size mat !!

  17. Lori Davis says:

    I’d like to have the toaster oven size and the US full size.

  18. Rachel Miller says:

    I’d like a Silpain, because I make a lot of breads :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Wilma P says:

    i would like a Roulpat Countertop workstation mat

  20. Theresa says:

    I would def benefit with the full size!

  21. Nancy Raifsnider says:

    The US full size

  22. Holly Thomas says:

    The Microwave Mat. :)

  23. kathy d says:

    the silpat full size

  24. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I ‘d like to try the OCtagonal Silpat

  25. Shane R. says:

    I’d like to try the U.S. Half Size Silpat Mat

  26. Sue D says:

    I already have the medium size so I would like to try the petite jelly roll size.

  27. Lynn says:

    The Roul’Pat for the counter tops!

  28. Chelle says:

    The Roul’Pat would be great for me. I make a lot of pie crust :)

  29. MommaMary says:

    I would love to have the largest Roul’Pat, It would be so nice when kneading bread.

  30. Johanna H. says:

    I’d love to try Silpat U.S. Full Size. It would help with the baking a lot!!

  31. sandy weinstein says:

    the full size us mat

  32. a marie hj saver says:

    the microwave mat. thanks

  33. Michele Behlen says:

    I would like the microwave size.

  34. Rachel Robertson (Azrael) says:

    The Roul’Pat full size would come in handy all the time!

  35. susan says:

    I would love to try the Microwave Size and the Toaster Oven Size.

  36. Bellesouth says:

    I would LOVE the microwave size! BTW, your recipe for the salad is marvelous! I’m going to share it with some of my low-carbing friends!

  37. betty says:

    I would like to try SILPAIN® is a non-stick baking mat for breads. :)

  38. Mel says:

    I love the U.S. Full-size Silpat Mat. Oh, the cookies I could make on that! :)

  39. Vera S says:

    I would like to try the Roul’Pat®.

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  40. debbie johnson says:

    i would really like to try the Toaster Oven Size.

  41. Shannon Alexander says:

    silpain baking mat for bread

  42. Nicole Sender says:

    I’d love to try the Roul’Pat® non-stick countertop workstation mat.

  43. tess says:

    i like the microwave size
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  44. Debbie jackson says:

    silpat in the full size

  45. Christine says:

    I’d like the Roul’Pat.
    Thanks for the chance!

  46. Jaime says:

    I’d like to try a Silpain.

  47. Carol W says:

    I would love to have a roulpat. thanks
    carolwegs at gmail dot com

  48. Lois says:

    Wow! I would love to try the Roul’Pat counter liners!

  49. Lois says:

    The salad in the bowl looks amazing!! I can’t wait to try it. I’ve tried just the Parmesan cheese before for crisps, etc., but now I’m curious: will other cheeses work as well? Do they need to be combined with Parmesan like you did here? I’ll definitely experiment! Thanks for the inspiration!

  50. Carmen Van Deursen says:

    The us full size.
    eve2570@msn.com

  51. Kelli Harmon says:

    holy crap I would love those bowls (simply b/c I love cheese more than I should) and the liner looks like it could save me tons of money on parchment paper (and saving me money is always a good thing)

  52. nannypanpan says:

    i like the toaster oven size
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  53. Claudia says:

    I would like the Microwave Size
    10-1/4” Diameter Octagonal (260 mm)
    Fits Microwave Ovens

  54. Les Johnson says:

    I would like the Roulpat Countertop Workstation Mat.

  55. Jennifer T. says:

    I’d love to try the Roul’Pat Full Size.
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  56. april yedinak says:

    I would like the US Full size Silpat mat

  57. Rachel C says:

    I’d love the full size Silpat

  58. Ann B. says:

    The Roulpat looks like something I would put to good use!

  59. I would love the US full size!

  60. Ann B. says:

    What a great bunch of recipes..thanks!

  61. Robin says:

    What a great green alternative to parchment paper – I’ve wanted to try one of these for a long time. Thanks for the give-a-way. Happy Easter!

  62. Susie Oviatt says:

    I’d love to win the full size and try those little cheese bowls. i can think of dozens of things to fill them with. :)

  63. Julie says:

    I would love to try the Roulpat Countertop workstation mat

  64. Susan says:

    I’d like to try the medium sized Silpat mat.

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